The first conference on modern technologies in functional polymeric packaging, run by Polymer Pishrafteh Dana Co., took place on January 31st to February 1st in Tehran’s beautiful Olympic hotel. Among the attendance were industry leading packaging companies, head of related organizations and many other such experts. The progress and advancements in different aspects of packaging were discussed in the form of 18 specialized lectures and 2 Q&A panels. Notable topics in these discussions were material selection and formulation design of polymer compounds for packaging industries, Potentials of producing base polymers for packaging applications, Packaging economy, Novel methods for meat, chicken, and fish packaging, packaging of food products with long shelf life, modified atmosphere in food packaging, Packaging properties for resistance against physical and environmental pollutions, barrier materials and tie layers, sealant materials and metallocene PE, new developments in lamination and converting.
An expo was also held to present the latest advancements/products of packaging companies. Ministry of agriculture, Iran fisheries organization, food producers, protein-product produecrs, dairy-product producers, drug producers, drug and food packaging companies, packaging raw material producers, and related machinery producers were some of the local companies that participated in this event. Speakers in this event came from reputable and well-established companies such as Mitsui Chemicals Euorope, Kuraray (EVAL Europe), Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacific, Mitsui Chemicals India, Bandera, and Aksoy Plastik. Formation of two workgroups, namely fish and protein packaging was one of the initial results of this conference.